Sure, many ultra portable PCs can be modified to run Apple’s macOS Big Sur, but this person decided to build one from the ground up. How so? Well, he first 3D-printed a case, complete with a QWERTY keyboard as well as all the standard buttons required to use the operating system, like right-click, left-click, arrow keys, etc. Next, he added the hardware, which includes a LattePanda Alpha SBC (single-board chip)= with an Intel Core M collection processor and 8GB of RAM. Read more for a video and additional information.
Ever wonder what it would be like to view the world from Sonic the Hedgehog’s perspective? If so, you may reconsider after checking out this Sonic Generations mod by a programmer who goes by Skyth online. Not only do you get to experience his dizzying speed, but all of the flips, bounces, jumps and more at supersonic speeds, all of which may case motion sickness. The programmer notes that it’s best to Disable Boost Particles code in the 2D sections. Read more for two videos and additional information.
SpeedKore specializes in customizing muscle cars, and their latest is a tribute to a vehicle featured in F9, Vin Diesel’s mid-engine Charger to be exact. That’s right, this custom 1968 Dodge Charger, called “Hellacious,” boasts a supercharged 6.2L V8 Hellcat motor generating 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, mated to a gated-manual transaxle sourced from a Lamborghini Gallardo. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The Nintendo 64 was first released on June 23, 1996 in Japan and today marks its 25th anniversary. This was also the last major home console to ever use game cartridges as its primary storage format until the Switch was released 21-years later. Since that time, many gamers have requested a portable version, and Gman Modz made it a reality. Read more to see the N64SP v2 in-action.
First released in February 2003, Nintendo’s Game Boy Advance SP is a little larger than the GBA when closed and approximately the same height as the Game Boy Color when open. What if there was a portable Wii in this same form factor? Meet the Wii SPii Portable. This custom game console took around a year to complete, beginning with the 3D printed case concepts to being able to run Wii and Gamecube game ISO files stored on an SD card as well as other games via emulators. Read more for a video and additional information.
H/t: Laughing Squid
Tandem bicycles are a rare sight these days, or at least in the big city, but that didn’t stop this group from installing one on the hood of a Honda Civic. Unfortunately (or fortunately), the original engine had to be removed to make way for the bicycle. Riding this around town garnered attention from random strangers as well as the police, especially since the crew decided to take it through a McDonald’s drive-thru. Read more for a video and additional information.
The Nintendo Switch Lite comes bundled with a 128GB microSD for Prime Day, but you won’t be able to play this widescreen version of Super Mario World on the console. Why? It’s a custom mod by software engineer Vitor Vilela that gives the game a 16:9 resolution by expanding the horizontal resolution to 96 pixels, thus increasing resolution from 256×224 to 352×224, all running on the bsnes-hd emulator. Read more for a video demonstration and the download link.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans may already know that the Party Wagon originally belonged to Kirby O’Neil during his days as a hippie until it was gifted to Master Splinter’s students who used it as their second main vehicle after the Shell Raiser was destroyed, but you’ve never seen a version quite like this one. Simply put, gamer Ryan Fitzpatrick managed to transform one of these toys into a functional NES console. Read more for a short video, additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Next-Hack
We’ve seen toasters, a pregnancy test, and now, an IKEA TRÅDFRI LED1923R5 lamp run DOOM, but is it playable? Believe it or not, this home appliance is powered by a 96 + 12 kB of RAM (108 kB in total), 1MB of Flash, and an 80MHz Cortex M33 processor, making it perfect to run Doomhack’s open source Doom port to Game Boy Advance (GBA), based on PrBoom. To make this possible, they needed to also install a 1.8-inch TFT 160×128 SPI display running the ILI9163 / ST7735S controller. Read more for a video and additional information.
Released in 1995, the Nintendo Virtual Boy is essentially a 32-bit tabletop portable video game console developed that was marketed as the first one capable of displaying stereoscopic “3D” graphics. Unfortunately, the head-mounted display caused many people issues since it involves placing the head against the eyepiece to see a red monochrome display, while the games use a parallax effect to create the illusion of depth. Read more to see a portable version that took Shank Mods 1-year to complete.